Johnny Depp won his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard on Tuesday. The jury members found Depp should be awarded $15 million in damages, while Heard should receive $2 million. As soon as the result was announced, fans on Twitter cheered the actor and trended “Truth Wins” to celebrate the verdict.
Johnny Depp won his defamation case
A rejoicing Depp on Wednesday said the jury “gave me my life back” as he was awarded $15 million in damages for defamation, in contrast to just $2 million for his ex-wife, who had counter-sued. Depp’s fans, who have rooted for him throughout the six-week trial, took to Twitter with the hashtag “Truth Wins” to celebrate the verdict.
For those who don’t know, Depp sued Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post defining herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” Depp’s lawyers said that the actor was defamed by the article even though it never mentioned his name.
As soon as the result was announced, fans who were on Depp’s side expressed their thoughts on Twitter. While some cheered Depp, on the other, there were others who said that the case should end the era of ‘believing women no matter what.’
Johnny Depp winning his defamation case against Amber Heard is a reminder that women CAN be abusers too.
The era of ‘believe women no matter what’ should rightly be put in the dustbin after this verdict.
— Dominique Samuels 🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@DominiqueTaegon) June 1, 2022
He won in the court of public opinion. He won in the court of law. Justice has been served and now he can finally have his name and reputation back. #JusticeForJohhnyDepp #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeard #IStandWithJohnnyDepp #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeardTrial #TruthWins pic.twitter.com/KxD48IKPag
— Sophie L (@SophieLents) June 1, 2022
— Oceana (@oce4n4) June 1, 2022
june 1st 2022, after 6 years johnny won, he did it. he told the world his story and the world believed him. we are all beyond proud of you johnny <3 #JusticeForJohnnyDepp #TruthWins pic.twitter.com/7hwuumxPhz
— eva 🏴☠️ (@stoneyeilish) June 1, 2022
— Smaaanggg✨ (@Pinky3_14) June 1, 2022
THE ABSOLUTE MADLAD, HE DID IT!
— The Fire Brothers (@TFireBrothers) June 1, 2022
Amber heard asked Johnny Depp to tell the world that he, a man, was a victim of domestic violence and see who believes him.
He had already won the court of public opinion.
Today he won in the court of law! #TruthWins #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeardTrial #JohnnyDepp
— Aniq (@aniiqq_) June 1, 2022
The stars of the show! They did amazingly to get the truth. Congratulations to them and to Johnny! #TruthWins #JusticeForJohhnyDepp #BenChew #CamilleVazquez #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeardTrial pic.twitter.com/lze1BCLJGT
— Megan Arnold 🎃👻🍂 (@LilShakei) June 1, 2022
— Rose Levine (@MsAbruptStarlin) June 1, 2022
— b ✧⡱ (@j0hnnycdpp) June 1, 2022
The First Amendment was never intended to protect liars, male or female. True victims of abuse have nothing to fear…imposters not so much. #TruthWins
— Kathleen Zellner (@ZellnerLaw) May 28, 2022
"Tell the world Johnny, tell them I Johnny Depp a man is a victim too of domestic violence and see how many people believe or side with you"-Amber Heard
— addy (@adelineyo_) June 1, 2022
Believe all women who tell the truth
Amber Heard does not apply to Believe All Women cause she was proven to be a liar.
Thankful Johnny Depp got his life back
— Chrissi Nielsen (@NielsenChrissi) June 1, 2022